Bob is back in Erie, Pennsylvania for part two of his Lake Erie smallmouth fishing adventure. Also on this week’s show we take a look at Lake Erie’s biggest outdoor tourist attraction.
Bob and his crew head north to Erie, Pennsylvania to take advantage of the early Summer smallmouth bass bite on Lake Erie. Plus we also take a look at all that the Erie, Pennsylvania area offers for a great family vacation.
Bob is late winter bass fishing on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee with guide Captain George Mrozinski. Bob will be using a new rod from Abu Garcia.
Joel Munday with Outdoor Expeditions USA Guide Service takes Bob out on Shearon Harris Lake for some Largemouth Bass fishing.
Mike Welsh shows Bob a new rod from Ugly Stik.
Bob is largemouth bass fishing in the state of Florida. First to Lake Toho in Kissimmee, then Bob makes a stop to fish Kenansville Reservoir.
Bob sits down with Larry Tankersly of Abu Garcia to take a look at the new Revo low profile reel.
On this week’s Sportsman’s Table we head outside at the Florence City Center’s Market to cook a sausage pesto wood fired pizza.
On this episode Bob goes smallmouth fishing in North Carolina with Captain Craig Price with Fish On Guide Services. They will be fishing Lake James which is located near Nebo, North Carolina. And on this weeks Sportsman’s Table recipe we feature a true Italian duck and pasta recipe for you duck hunters.
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Narrator: On this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob heads to North Carolina to smallmouth bass fish on Lake James. Joining Bob will be as go-to guide in the state of North Carolina, Captain Craig Price, with Fish On! Guide Service.
Narrator: On this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob heads to North Carolina to smallmouth bass fish on Lake James. Joining Bob will be as go-to guide in the state of North Carolina, Captain Craig Price, with Fish On! Guide Service.
Narrator: Also on this week’s Sportsman’s Table, we feature a great South Carolina certified duck and pasta recipe for you duck hunters or those who are looking for a unique duck recipe. If you love smallmouth bass fishing and you have been looking for a new place to go, then this is the show for you this week, and it begins right now.
Bob: Fish on! Craig.
Craig: All right, get him.
Bob: Hard though. We got him. We got it. I say we got him.
Craig: You got us.
Bob: Folks, welcome to our show today. We’re back fishing with my good friend and longtime guide up in North Carolina, Craig Price with Fish On! Guide Service. Craig, I tell you what, man, we are at a special place today. Lake James up here near Nebo, North Carolina.
Bob: Tell everybody, first of all about Fish On! Guide Service, and this beautiful fishery up here.
Craig: Well, I am based on Lake Norman, North Carolina. But this is the first lake in a chain of lakes that runs all the way down to South Carolina and dumps into the Santee Cooper system.
Craig: But Lake James is made up of one side of the Catawba River, another side the Linville River. We’re actually in the canal that connects the two, just as the sun is coming up looking for smallmouth, white bass.
Bob: Well, I think that we got the further white bass right here.
Craig: All right. Let us see if we can just-
Bob: He is kind of- Kept me here, big boy.
Craig: Nice fish.
Bob: Yes, sir. That is not a bad day. Now, white bass, tell everybody out there what these are in here for.
Craig: Well, the white bass are part of the striper family. As you’ll notice, it has got really faint lines on it.
Craig: We have been on Lake Norman a couple times, kept catching the hybrid stripers. And that is the other part of the hybrid.
Craig: In a hybrid striper. They are bred in captivity, stripers and white bass. They are native to these rivers and impoundments, and they handle our hot water conditions in the summer much better than true stripers do.
Bob: Well now, to be honest with you. Those things get pretty big.
Craig: The hybrids?
Craig: Yeah, they can get big. I think the state record North Carolina is 17 pounds.
Craig: Which would be really sporty fish. They are really good swimmers, little more football-shaped than a true striper.
Craig: And when they get going sideways, you know it. All right. Just feed him out about 50-60 feet behind the boat.
Bob: All right, man.
Craig: We just got to set up with a couple of free lines out the back. Very light weights. Couple of down rods in the forward position, and we are just working around a little point here close to the boat ramp. See if we can put a few fish in the boat before we venture out into the main lake.
Bob: Well, folks, I am fishing with Abu Garcia spinning gear. This is the MGX, and of course the Veracity light line rod here, with actually 8 pounds test riling. So I kind of went light today. Number two fusion circle hook. Basically, the rod and reel outfit is really, really light so you do not really have to have some way of rope in order to catch these fish up here. Craig has got everything pretty much set. The weather is great. Less 1 mile [inaudible] sun is coming up. Hey, more fish to come.
Craig: Fish On!
Bob: Get him, Craig. I am trying to get some of this chop little tap water boat. Oh, man. Could be the smallmouth we are looking for? Is it?
Craig: I think so. Big bend to the rod.
Bob: They sure are starting to bust a little bit on top. I am trying to catch him here asleep. Come on, Chapo. Do your trick. You need help? You good?
Craig: I think I’m good.
Bob: All right.
Craig: He is still swimming.
Bob: I am good. I am just waiting for him to come up again.
Craig: Take it easy on her.
Bob: Come on, hit it. What you got?
Craig: Little smallmouth.
Bob: Do you, really? Awesome.
Craig: Yes, sir.
Bob: The net.
Craig: Hit that little-
Bob: Okay. Smallmouth Lake James. The record that is what was bust in tap water?
Craig: Yes, sir. Exactly what they are.
Craig: Come down here, Junior.
Bob: You got the first smallmouth of the morning. Okay, that is all right. That is all right.
Craig: He ate that bait, but good.
Bob: Come on.
Craig: Lake James smallmouth. Pretty.
Bob: I tell you what. Folks travel all over the country for smallmouth bass. To include Bob Redford, you know, from Lake Erie all the way up into Lake Ontario, but you do not have to go very far. You just go to North Carolina. Yeah, you can go north, but North Carolina Lake James Fish On! Guides Service.
Bob: Oh, great. Fish On! brother.
Craig: Come on, man.
Bob: Right, right, right Fish On! Come on, smalley. Be a small.
Craig: Oh, yeah.
Bob: That is a nice smallmouth.
Craig: Very nice. Yes, sir.
Bob: I will even let folks look at him in the water. Look at that. Oh, wow. Come on. Come on up here. Oh, yeah. Oh, wow, Lake James. Man, who would have thought? And I will stop playing around. I know you are being nice. Bob get him over to the dead.
Craig: That is a little more indicative of what we are looking for.
Bob: Wow, man. Nice. Come here. Come here. I am just going to take your picture. We are just going to take your picture.
Crig: That is what we are looking for.
Bob: Oh, yeah. Yes, sir. And circle hook did its job. Come on, now. In fact, amaze. Did it just a little bit too good. Oh, wow.
Craig: That is pretty.
Bob:Pretty little smallmouth right there. [inaudible]
Craig: [inaudible] real deformity there.
Bob: That is kind of, do not he? Got a little [inaudible]
Bob: Okay. Well, that is all right. Well, we let him go. But anyway…
Craig: Good job. That is what we need.
Bob: Here we go. Catch him again. Folks, stay tune. When we come back, more Smallmouth fishing from Lake James, North Carolina. Alright 16 pool.
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Bob: Oh, yeah. Well folks I tell you what, I am reeling up this one. It looks like this is another smallmouth. I got to tell you this Ugly Stik carbon, these are brand new out-of-the-box from Pure Fishing and Ugly Stik. These are just a great tool to have on the water, and I have got it married up with an Abu Garcia MGX 30. All right. Come on, smalley.
Bob: This combination right here is just a wonderful combination to have and I have got Triline, and I downsized my line. I’m fishing Berkley Triline 8 pound test just to lighten it up a little bit. Again, this is the MGX 30 by Abu Garcia and the Ugly Stik carbon right here. Great handling. It just feels good in your hand. You got a great flexible tip out here for this lake. So just like all the great products from Ugly Stik, and Abu Garcia, and Berkley. These are the ticket. Okay, Craig.We got to get him reloaded.
Craig: Get them back out there. [inaudible]
Bob: Yeah, I think I do.
Craig: That is a nice one.
Bob: Really nice smallmouth. Look at them red eyes. Oh Gosh.
Bob: Yes, sir. [inaudible] Here we go. Fish On! Craig.
Craig: Fish On! [inaudible]
Bo: Hit me. It is a good thing you you put that free lines back there. Make America fish again. Fish On! Guide Services, Denver, North Carolina. Here it comes. Look at that. I will even dip him for you.
Craig: Serving him. There they are busting out there in front of us.
Bob: Nice it is. I know you are trying to fish, trying to guide. We let him go. Come on.
Craig: Pretty fish.
Bob: Okay now. Let’s tell all the folks out there about Fish On! Guide Services. I know you have been on the show before. We love showcasing but we have never been to Lake James. One of the things I want to really focus on is all the places in North Carolina. You take your clients? It is not just Lake Norman, okay.
Criag: No, it is not. We are lucky the Catawba River, this is the first Lake on the chain starting up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It goes all the way down the lake before below this. Lake Rodhiss, then Lake Hickory, Lookout Shoals, Lake Norman, where I live, Mountain Island Lake, Lake Wylie, Lake Wateree on down and South Carolina. So, we have got 9 or 10 lakes just on this river. They are all a little different but diverse fisheries.
Bob: But you have fish them all?
Craig: I have fish them all and do some ensure saltwater fishing North and South Carolina and even go to summer to South Carolina lake for striper fishing.
Bob: Well, let me tell you something. I have got to thank you Fish On! Guide Services. Folks, listen, log on to Bob stop sixteen, you’ll find Craig and his guide service right there. You never know where we are going to end up. We are going to fish, hopefully, all of the chains that this guy fishes. Stay tuned, will not you? We got to get more fish, okay? I love these small mouth, man.
Bob: Folks, listen, you saw me use the Ugly Stik carbon in the spinning, but I also wanted to show you that I have got the Ugly Stik carbon in a baitcaster 7 foot medium light action, and I have got a mount with an Abu EXD baitcaster reel with Berkley Triline sensation and 12 pound test, and I have been throwing the Berkeley Chapo. Although have not it thrown it that much because we have not had that many smallmouth busting tap water, but I will throw it and I will keep throwing it until I do get one of that hit. But I just wanted to show you that there are two options. You got the bait caster Ugly Stik carbon and then you have got the spinning version. I tell you what, log on to uglystik.com and you can find a very good rod and reel outfit for your very own. Folks, stay tune. When we come back we are heading over to the Sportsman’s Table for another great recipe this week. All right, Craig. You said 14?
Craig: 14, boy.
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Bob: Joining me this morning is my guest chef, Alessandro Salaris, from [inaudible] Did I say that right?
Bob: Awesome. I’m not even Italian. But we are at the City Center Market here in beautiful downtown Florence, South Carolina with a recipe. I know all you outdoors man out there are going to love. Pasta, a duck?
Chef: Yes. It is a very old Italian dish and I thought about coming in in town and said why don’t you put the thing together, you know, we have a lot of ducks around here and we actually make our own pasta in the house. Fresh everyday. And I say, “Okay, let us do it duck.”
Bob: I can not wait. This is going to be first.
Chef: So what it is going to be, it is very simple. So we are going to have herb.
Bob: Like most Italian dishes.
Chef: Onion, carrots celery and garlic. Then we are going to use fresh herbs like rosemary and bay leaf. So how this is going to work is we are going to take our duck and put it on a pan.
Bob: [inaudible] So we are cooking the whole duck?
Chef: Yes. Then what we do is very simple. We throw all the vegetables all inside.
Bob: You’re right. It can not get any simpler than that. I could even do that.
Chef: everybody can do that. it is a very easy recipe as just time on it, but it is very easy. Everybody can do that. Then, garlic. Then, we put in salt and pepper there. You can always adjust on salt and pepper.
Bob: Folks, if you want a copy of Alessandro’s recipe just log on to bobredfern.com. [inaudible] that is a wonderful Italian restaurant. Look at this. Oh, wow.
Chef: Drop the olive oil extra virgin from Italy. That is ready to go in the oven. Could you please?
Bob: I’ll be glad to.
Chef: I will open the door for you.
Bob: So it is going in the oven for what temperature and how long?
Chef: It is going for 400 degrees for half an hour. After half an hour, you just put your white wine and the vegetable broth, and then you close it. You cover the duck for another hour and a half and wait there.
Chef: Now, this is the finished product. This is the sauce. After we cook in the oven we, separate all the meat and we put the vegetables together like you see with food processor. We create the sauce, we adjust the salt and pepper, and then we cook the pasta, and then you put her in and saute with the sauce.
Bob: Oh, wow. This is really a unique recipe.
Chef: Thank you. It is very delicious. After you saute-
Bob: Do you mix dark and white meat from the duck?
Chef: I use all the duck, everything. You see, you just plate it.
Bob: Smells delicious. I know, folks, you can not smell it on TV, but I can. Contrary, a lot of folks do not really know just how good duck is. I mean it really is. Especially fresh pasta.
Chef: Italian fresh pasta.
Bob: No less.
Bob: Right here in downtown Florence, South Carolina.
Chef: Then, we decorate it with some tomato. Piece of garnish, couple bay leaves Then we got or plate and some parsley. They would never miss on an Italian dish. Some extra virgin olive oil. Finish. Here we got our plate.
Bob: That is a dish. Thank you so much. We wish you the best of luck. I tell you what, folks, come on down to downtown Florence when you are visiting state of South Carolina. You want more great recipes like you saw today? Stop on by, I tell you what. Or log on to certifiedscgrown.com and see what is fresh on the menu. We will be right back here again next week with another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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Bob: Yes, sir. Look what I am talking. I am sorry you missed that. That thing was skyrocket.
Craig: He aired it out.
Bob: Yeah, he did.
Craig: That was excellent.
Bob: Gosh. I love catching small mouth. Look at that.
Craig: That is a pretty one.
Bob: My Ugly Stik carbon. Look at here. When was the last time you caught a smallmouth bass like that? Especially down south right here. Lake James in Nebo, North Carolina. My good friend, my guide, and the guy that we always go to when we go to North Carolina, Captain Craig Price with Fish On! Guide Service. Check him out. Bob stop 16, and I tell you what, you will not regret that trip. All right, Craig.
Bob: Well, folks, listen, I tell you what- you see that smallmouth come out of there. Well, folks, I tell you what that hass been a wrap for our show today here up on Lake James, up near Nebo North Carolina with my good friend, Craig Price, Fish On! Guide Service. Wow, man.
Craig: Nice one. That is the best one today.
Bob: You know, I tell you what, you never know where we are going to end up. Fishing is awesome up here. Okay, I know I say awesome a lot. But that is because I mean it. And that is the fish.
Craig: He has got that hook right look bottom line.
Bob: He is one for the books today. Smallmouth. North Carolina. Who would have thought right here on Bob Redford’s Outdoor Magazine. It is always I like to say each and every week, the outdoor is my passion. I want it to be yours too.
Craig: Bob, thank you for a great trip.
Bob: Make America fish again. There we go. Smallmouth, yeah.
In New Hampshire, all bass must be released from May 15 through June 15, a good rule since that’s the peak of smallmouth bedding activity. But catch-and-release fishing during those four weeks is lawful, and for dedicated bass anglers there are few places on the planet better than central New Hampshire’s 45,000-acre Lake Winnipesaukee when love-sick spawning bass move onto gravel-bottom bars, coves and flats.
During good, calm, warm weather, it’s common for a pair of bed fishing smallmouth anglers to catch and release 50 fish weighing 2 to 4 pounds, and catching twice that number in a day is possible. It’s all sight fishing for bedding “Winni” bronzebacks, so polarized sunglasses and a brimmed cap are imperative equipment. Light spinning tackle, 6-pound test line, with stand-up 1/8-ounce jigs and soft plastic pumpkinseed lizards are deadly.
In addition to smallmouths, Winnipesaukee has a surprisingly good largemouth bass fishery. Smallmouths are much more numerous, but largemouths to 8 pounds have been recorded from “Winni.” Fishing continues good through the summer, too.
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Bob heads to White Springs, Florida for some winter largemouth bass fishing at Florida’s premiere location for bass fishing, Bienville Plantation www.bienville.com. Then on the Sportsman’s table, Culinary student Dan Petrillo serves up a pork Wellington recipe using South Carolina certified pork.
[Narrator] On this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine Bob heads to Bienville Plantation in White Springs, Florida for some early winter bass fishing. Plus on this week’s Sportsman’s Table we feature a pork wellington recipe using South Carolina-certified pork. All this and a whole lot more, and it all begins right now!
Oh, he dropped it. Come on, fish! Oh, there he is, okay, hang on. Okay, alright. Yeah, there we go! I put the havoc on him, Mike. Well folks, welcome to our show this week. We are in north Florida back down at Bienville Plantation. We’re fishin’ one of the 27 lakes on this property. I’ve never been on this one, okay, and so my guide and the go-to guy showin’ us how to do it today is Mike Sloan. He’s one of the professional guides down here that you’ll run into. Mike, you think I put the havoc on him, brother?
You got him
Yeehaw! Oh my gosh, look at that, well okay. That’s a healthy fish right there. Let me put my worm up there, okay, and I’ll tell y’all what I’m fishin’. ‘Kay, we’re fishin’ half ounce weights on this Texas rig and this Havoc worm, it’s a biggin and that’ll bring him in just like that. Now Mike, you know, let me let this thing go here. Let’s talk just a couple of seconds here, and I know you’re interested in getting guides, okay, I mean gettin’ fish, but listen, when you come to Bienville, what can folks expect when they come down here? I mean, this is a great fishery.
It is a good fishery, we’ve caught a lot of fish, and the biggest fish I’ve had a client catch out here was 12.5 pounds, and it was on Thomas Lake. But you can catch brim, speckled perch, bass, catfish, we have an assortment of fish that they can catch. We offer, really most of it is all artificial fishin’. We don’t do any shiner fishing or anything right now.
We did it one time, but we don’t right now.
Well, I’m hopin’. Folks, I’m talkin’ to Tia Rodie, the manager down here, we’re gonna try to see if we can’t do a show down here doin’ some shiners. But that’s another subject for another day. With that, brother, I tell ya what. Now out here and fishin’, this is a relatively new lake out here, it’s what, four or five years old?
This like’s about four, four and a half years old and has really no grasp, but it has more humps, more points, more structure as far as trees and stuff in the water, and that’s basically what we’re fishin’ today.
Well, I’m gonna date this, okay, ’cause I don’t normally do that. But it is 70 degrees, will be 80 degrees today. It is mid-January, okay, so listen, you don’t have to go to South Florida to catch trophy bass. You can come right here, White Springs, Bienville Plantation Log on to bobredfern.com, go to Bob’s Top 16 and you’re gonna find it right here. You love to quail hunt, you love to bass fish, okay? You’re gonna get guides like this gettin’ you on the water, and you’re gonna have a great place to stay, five star, great facility. With that, I’m gonna shut up. I gotta get this Havoc back in the water, right? Alright, Mike, I got another one planned with my Havoc there, the 10 inch.
[Mike] A 10 inch Havoc, huh?
Yep, great brown belly, mm-hmm. Oh, there he is, alright, come on. You know, he’s right over that, oh. Right over that hump, aw man! He took me all the way back to the boat. Alright folks, I’m gonna tell you what I caught the last fish on. 10 inch great brown belly Havoc. It’s a Skeet Reese design, and it’s by Berkeley, okay. Very, very simple Texas rig. The line that I’m usin’ today, I’m usin’ a 12 pound Berkeley braid. I’ve got a Venerate Abu Garcia, and then of course, you know as always, Abu Garcia and a bait caster, so. That’s the combinations today that we’re fishin’ with, and thus far I’m havin’ a lot of fun, how ’bout you?
Havin’ a great time.
Yeah, man, woo hoo!
Catch a few more.
Yep. Come on, take it! It must be somethin’ about that long tail.
Yeah, they’re grabbin’ hold to the end of it.
Yeah, he’s kinda battlin’ a little bit so oughta have to, I gotta be patient. Man, it’s hard to be patient when you’re worm fishin’, you know that? Oh my gosh!
[Mike] It’s easier when you’re crank bait fishin’.
Crank baitin’, that’s fishin’ for dummies. This actually takes a little bit of skill. I don’t know, maybe uh, I don’t know. Of course we got the sun comin’ up a little bit, so that’s gonna change the light. Now, have you noticed any differences in light patterns as the day goes on when you’re fishin’?
It’ll start movin’ a little bit more.
Will it, oh, there he is again. Oof, come on. I wonder if that just ain’t some smaller fish just messin’ with me. You know, these bass like to mess with me, okay. I’m not sure why, but they do. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, come on, take it, take it!
[Mike] You’ve got it.
Aw, take it. There he is, okay, okay.
[Mike] He played around with it long enough that time.
Yeah, he did! Yeah man, he’s lovin’ that curly tail. Yessiree. I got the Havoc magic. Woo. Those are nice, chunky bass.
Yeah, they’re good little ol’ fish. They’re strong in this lake.
Yes sir, they are. You know, and that’s the great thing about Bienville down here, with over 27 lakes available to catch fish. I mean, look, I can’t, why would you want to go any place else, to be honest with you. Now I can see, and folks, Mike actually lives in Jacksonville, Florida, about an hour, a little over an hour away, but that doesn’t keep him from comin’ over here to guide for you folks two, to three, to four times a week. And hey, he gets more folks seven days a week, he’ll even bring his motor home over here and he’ll be here 24/7, 365, woo hoo!
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Alright, another Havoc. Ah, yeah, oh yeah!
[Mike] That’s a good fish.
That’s a nice fish, yeah. It’s okay. Man, oh man, mm mm mm. You know, and the good thing about this Havoc, I know I keep raggin’ on it, but that’s the same worm and I caught four fish in row! And I ain’t changed him out yet. Hoo hoo, mm. Now that’s a little bit bigger.
[Mike] Yeah, that’s a good fish right there.
Gosh, they’re nice and healthy, mm mm mm. Now you can tell it’s wintertime, though, ’cause they’re a little bit lighter in color, but that’s okay, you know, that is okay.
They get a little bit lighter in color when the water’s got a little bit of tint to it. Get out in the clear water and they turn just black as they can be.
Well, remember that, and begone, brother. Yeah, yeah, aw now he’s a runner. Let me get out of the way. He is a runner! I think that’s a little bit bigger fish.
[Mike] Nope, it’s about the same size fish, he just thinks he’s mean.
[Bob] Get him over here, I’ll get him out for ya. I got my union card, brother, huh.
[Mike] He just thinks he’s mean.
[Bob] Ah, there you go.
Yeah, that’s not a bad little fishy.
Well folks, we’re hump fishin’ out here, actually. And for all you all that bass fish, and you know, what Mike has located out here for us is basically a gravel point. This is a relatively one of the newer lakes, about four or five years old here at Bienville, and it has not had the opportunity to pick up hydrilla and a lot of the lily pads yet. And that’s the great thing when you come down here. Of the 27 lakes that are available for you to fish, there’s just every single type of basically water types that you can fish down here. And again, crank baits, spinner baits, and of course as we’re doin’ this morning on plastics. This is just one of those places that you can kinda do it all, okay? And with that, the only thing you need is a good guide, and they got lots of ’em down here. So just again, log on to bobredfern.com, go to my Top 16, and you need to connect. If you love fishin’, fine, if you love to hunt quail when it’s in season, man, Bienville’s your place. Or you just want to bring the family down and spend a weekend. It’s one of those places you can do that. Alright, Mike, come on, get out there. Get another one, brother.
You can fish from a foot deep to 35 feet deep. Just depends on what time of the year and what you want to throw.
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Folks, my guest this week is culinary student Dan Portrello here. He’s a senior at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach. And I’ll tell ya what, you got a great recipe for us. I can’t wait to get started with this one, Dan.
Alright, so today we’re gonna be makin’ a wild boar wellington. So we’re gonna start off with a sheet of puff pastry here. It’s been defrosted and laid out. This right here is about a six inch chunk of wild boar tenderloin that I seared off with a little salt and pepper, cut it to size. So we’re gonna take a little bit of this egg wash here.
[Bob] And folks, if you want a copy of Dan’s recipe you can log on to bobredfern.com and his wild boar recipe will be right there. Listen, you know, and this is getting to be a mainstay, a lot of folks are usin’ their wild boar meat.
It’s very versatile, and if you get it in the right time of year, I prefer the flavor to pork.
Awesome, okay. Okay, Dan, we’re gettin’ ready to roll it here. What are you gonna add to this next?
Alright, so the next thing that goes on is a little bit of sauteed spinach. This and a little olive oil and garlic, gonna wring it through a towel to get the liquid out. If it’s too wet the puff pastry won’t rise. So we just put a little bit of that on there. Just enough to cover that up, and then after that we put a little roast red pepper, lay that over the top.
[Bob] Again, certified SC grown right there, awesome.
[Dan] Alright, so the next step, simply tuck this in, and you want to roll this as tight as you possibly can. And when it starts to overlap, you’re gonna want to take a little bit more of your egg wash, hit that there, roll that up, and you’ll want to crimp those edges. So I take my knife, with the back end of my knife crimp it down, and cut the excess off.
Just kinda finishes it off.
Yep, and it seals all that in so the liquid won’t fly out in the oven. Put a little crosshatch on the top. Now, you’re gonna want put this in the oven at 350 until the internal temperature of the pork’s at around 145. The temp will right it to 150 from there and it’ll be completely safe to eat.
Well great, I can’t wait ’til this thing gets done, awesome.
Alright, Bob, I just took this out of the oven. I’m gonna garnish it with a little roasted orange pepper sauce. Little bit of drizzle.
And again folks, if you want a copy of the recipe just log on to bobredfern.com, and Dan’s recipe will be right there, that’s awesome. Man, that really adds a lot of color to it, okay. And the flavor, you know, I tell ya I can tell that this is awesome, mm. Oh, that sauce is awesome, yeah, there you go. And remember, nothin’s fresher, nothin’s finer until it’s certified South Carolina. Log on to their website at certifiedscgrown.com and see for yourself.
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Ah, there we go, okay. You know now, Mike, it was a little different on that one. He was actually up on the bank. Mm-hmm, up there in that gravel, yeah. Mm-hmm, alright, here we go. Come on up here, oh yeah, he got a little size to him. Listen, I take these all day long, okay? Oh my goodness, mm mm mm. You know, I’m not so used to havin’ somebody kneel down to get my fish, oh my gosh, yeah.
Pretty little fish.
Now, he’s a little cool. What’s the water temperature, I didn’t even check. What is it, in the 60s?
60, about 63 degrees.
Yeah, well it’s just over the threshold for plastic baits. Well, I’ll tell you what, I wrecked havoc on him, too.
Yeah you did, there ain’t no doubt about that. The Havoc’s been workin’.
Get on back in there, buddy, woo hoo!
[Mike] You have worked the Havoc over today.
All my friends at Berkeley will be happy, brother.
[Mike] And the funny thing is that’s two baits, two worms, and six fish.
Yeah, exactly, you know? There’s something to be said for longevity for plastic. I’m tellin’ ya, you know but, ah, a 10 inch. You know, folks, just a little bit about the bait selection here today. I just thought that that long, curly tail Havoc 10 inch worm, not much underbrush, mainly gravel high points. I just thought maybe that might be the ticket today, and you know, that’s one of the keys to fishin’. Whether you’re fishin’ in Florida or wherever you’re fishin’, you just gotta try some different things, you know? And I’m always, most of the time you’ll see I’m on the down end, the guide’s always beatin’ me, but that’s okay, it ain’t about me. I want our viewers to see guys just like Mike Sloan and all the rest of the guides down here at Bienville. I want ’em to understand that their whole focus is to put you on fish. Again, it’s a destination, and we want them to get in the boat and catch fish. And they’ll put you on the right stuff to do it with. You just gotta be patient, but if you wanna bring your own stuff and you know what the deal is, you could do that, too. But if you’re comin’ down here just havin’ a family fun time you don’t get out on the water very often, these guys, they’ll put you on fish. And especially if you’ve got kids. They love kids in the boat, as we all do. Again, the future of the outdoors is with these youngsters.
[Mike] Yeah, it’s with the kids.
Yeah, get ’em off the iPhones, get ’em off the iPads, get ’em out from behind those godawful video games, and get ’em out breathin’ a rod and reel.
Out in the wide, open spaces.
Alright, I’m gonna try the middle of that cut right there, we’ll see what happens. Now, I love the structure on that bank there, the rock, goodness, mm. I’m tryin’ to be extra careful.
You don’t want to lose that Havoc, now.
No, man, this might be the money fish! Might be the money fish. You know, the bites kinda changed, though, just a little bit. The sun’s come up now, but they’re still comin’ off these little humps and points. He may have dropped it right there. Maybe. I’m kinda stringin’ him along. Eh, I still feel a little weight there, no he’s still there. Oh, come on, I hate gettin’ ’em this close to the boat! You know what it is? Dang it, do you want to play the gator chomp?
Go ahead, hit him.
[Bob] Could I just get you to, I mean, one rendition of rocky top! Yeah, man!
Yes sir! I’ll do that one for you. Yeah man, mm, mm, mm, okay. Well, he ain’t the biggest, but I’ll tell you what. Took me a little while to play ya there, little fish. Woo, well folks, listen, I will tell ya, this is been an awesome trip. I come down to Bienville a lot. Quail hunt and really just to come bass fishin’ and hang out with these guys because I learn so much when I’m here. And you know, Mike, you’re one of those exceptional guys. I tell ya, folks tell us all the time, you know, Bob, what’s really special to us when we see your show is these guys that you go with and fish, that they just act like we could spend all day with ’em. And I said, well yeah, that’s part of the deal. And you’re one of those special guys.
Yeah, it’s like everything else. You want to have people have a good time, you want ’em to enjoy themselves. You want ’em to catch fish, you want to be able to teach them something that’ll help them catch fish. And that’s really what I’m here for.
Well, and you know, and that’s very special, because I mean it takes a certain amount of temperament to be able to spend eight to 10 hours, especially when you’ve got a family and that sort of thing, and you guys do it so well down here. And the other thing, with Ranger boats, I know you’re still buildin’ legends one at a time. Yeah, there you go. Well folks, that’s our show this week. It has been, well, one for the books. I just really, again from one bait right here, the Havoc, man, this is the ticket. Log on to our website, go to the Pure Fishing website, go to berkeley.com, and Abu Garcia and all the great folks that sponsor our show. I know I’m not tryin’ to make this an infomercial, but I tell you what, when you want good gear to come down to Bienville to fish with, Abu Garcia, Berkeley, Shakespeare, it’s the best on the market. And with that, as I always like to say each and ever week, the outdoors’ my passion, I want it to be yours, too. We’ll see you next time. Alright, man, we have got to get, and I got one more in me, Mike. One more, beau.
[Mike] Let’s get one more.
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